April 20, 2022 9:44 am
The Pakistani “Major” was among nine persons identified by the two accused, Zeeshan Qamar (28), a resident of Allahabad in UP, and Osama alias Sami (22), a resident of Jamia Nagar in Delhi, the chargesheet claims.
November 22, 2021 5:30 pm
The Vir Chakra to Abhinandan had been announced in August 2019 but has been awarded by the President now in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
November 02, 2020 2:25 pm
This came days after the PML-N leader told Parliament that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was perspiring and his “legs were shaking” when Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India would have attacked “that night at 10 pm” if Pakistan did not release Abhinandan.
October 29, 2020 11:48 pm
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told Parliament that Bajwa was perspiring and his "legs were shaking" when Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India would have attacked "that night at 10 pm" if Pakistan did not release Abhinandan.
February 29, 2020 12:05 pm
The report also featured a cup and saucer that was alleged to be the same one in which Wing Commander Varthaman was served tea. On social media, people mocked the report.
November 13, 2019 7:57 am
Varthaman was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat.
October 08, 2019 6:41 pm
The loudest cheer came for Varthaman when it was announced that he was leading the Bison formation.
October 06, 2019 2:51 pm
The number 9 squadron, whose Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft had carried out at the Balakot airstrikes a day before, will also be awarded the citation.
September 20, 2019 4:14 pm
36-year-old IAF pilot Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat, a day after the air-strikes on terror camps at Balakot deep inside the neighbouring country.
September 02, 2019 7:59 pm
The news quickly went viral when various pictures of Varthaman gearing up to fly the last sortie in MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.
September 03, 2019 8:15 am
Days before his retirement from the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Monday undertook his last fighter sortie on a MiG-21 aircraft with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab.
March 04, 2019 6:45 am
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival